One of my favorite Martha Stewart Living Magazine Covers is the one with her Easter Tree on the front.
I was in the cross stitch aisle at the craft store the other day and was struck by all the beautiful colors they have available. I remembered those wrapped eggs from Martha Stewart and thought I would give it a whirl. After a few eggs..I finally got the hang of it:)
Here is her tutorial..she uses embroidery thread and Styrofoam eggs. I used cross stitch floss and plastic eggs.
Here's what you need:
-cross stitch floss
|start with using a generous amount of modge podge on the top of the egg with a paint brush. About a nickel size glob.|
|Lay the end of the cross stitch floss in the modge podge. Let it get pretty saturated. With the end of your paint brush start twirling until you get a good circle started.|
|Start wrapping the floss around until you have a tight circle going.|
|Continue to add more modge podge as you go.|
|Once your upper layers have started to set, brush a generous amount of the modge podge on top of the floss.|
|Keep going until you get down to the seam of the egg (about half way). I used a bottle cap to hold it while it dried.|
|Once dried, start on the other side following the same steps.|
|Keep going until your seams meet. You may have to do a bit of overlapping, but the more I did, the better I got at them matching up perfectly.|